I specialize in giving illustrated talks on Houdini's life and career. I've given talks at UCLA, Hollywood Heritage, The Magic Castle, The Center For Inquiry and more. To book a talk for your library, school, museum or special event, please contact me.
Houdini in HollywoodIt's not generally known that the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini was also a pioneer of early cinema. Houdini starred in several films and even ran his own movie studio. Now Houdini historian and blogger John Cox tells the amazing life story of the world's most famous magician with an emphasis on his involvement in silent cinema. John's talk features dozens of rare photos, as well as film clips of the real Houdini in action.
Houdini Among The SpiritsHarry Houdini’s role as a skeptic and debunker of fraudulent spirit mediums is one of the most fascinating aspects of his remarkable career. Yet very few people understand the whole story. Was Houdini’s crusade really motivated by his mother’s death? What role did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle play? And what about the sensational claim that Houdini himself escaped the grave in 1929? Using photos, film clips and rare documentation, noted Houdini historian and blogger John Cox offers fresh insights and tells the story of how Houdini spent a lifetime among the spirits.
The Real Houdini
This is a general talk covering all aspects of Houdini's amazing life and career using rare photos and film clips.
John Cox - bioJohn Cox has made a 40-year study of the life of Harry Houdini. He consults on Houdini projects for radio, television, stage and film, and writes a popular blog devoted to the magician, WILD ABOUT HARRY (wildabouthoudini.com). A graduate of USC, John has written for film and television. He’s also a member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.